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Jenni-Lyn Watson Missing: Search Resumes in Upstate N.Y. for College Student

Jenni-Lyn Watson Missing Update: Search Resumes in Upstate N.Y. for College Student
Jenni-Lyn Watson (Personal Photo)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBS/WTVH) A massive search in upstate N.Y. for missing college student Jenni-Lynn Watson resumed at first light Wednesday morning after being suspended late Tuesday night.

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The search began anew with members of the Wilderness Search and Rescue teams from three counties along with Eagle Valley Search Dogs in a wooded area in Clay, N.Y., about 15 miles outside Syracuse, which detectives say cell phone records show as the last place Watson's cell phone was used, according to CBS affiliate WTVH.

After announcing that they were suspending the search late Tuesday, Onondaga County Undersheriff Warren Darby asked that people not go searching for her on their own, stressing that potential evidence could be compromised, the station reported.

Watson returned home from college in Pennsylvania Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to her family. They said they last saw her Friday morning, but when they returned home that afternoon Watson was gone. Her purse, wallet and house keys were still at the house but her cell phone, a Verizon LG enV3 with a blue cover, was missing, according to The Syracuse Post-Standard.

The description of the phone was included on the missing poster and investigators are asking that anyone who finds a phone matching that description contact them immediately.

Watson has dirty blond hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-feet-2-inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.

If you have any information about her whereabouts, call Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies at 315-435-3081.

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